1. Muffin Toaster
Why use a special toaster for muffins when you can just use a standard toaster or warm up your muffins in the oven or microwave? It’s far easier to use. Plus, you do not have to make space for this rather large gadget in your already full cupboards or clutter countertops even further.
2. Pickle Picker
It is doubtful how many people will have a special tool for getting pickles out of a jar unless you are still stuck in the Victorian era. Your fingers or a bog-standard fork will do the same job, just better.
3. Herb Scissors
Looking nifty and easy to use, first you have to find it in the drawer and then clean it afterwards; prying the stuck pieces of spring onion, thyme or whatever herb you have used from in-between the many pairs of blades. Time consuming and chopping the herbs with a knife or using normal scissors is far easier.
4. Egg Slicer
evenly sliced eggs on a plate in today’s busy world.
5. Banana Holder
Besides getting side-glances whenever you take it out to eat a banana, the payoff of this utensil is that it is a conversation starter, for sure. If people get past the shock of seeing this usually yellow, curved container coming out of your bag, it will result in a good laugh and some interesting remarks. Other than that it is not good for anything else.
6. Bread Maker
7. Popcorn Machine
Another dust-gatherer…it takes up space, looks ugly because it usually gets designed in colours with children in mind that does not blend harmoniously with any kitchen interior unless you own a theme park or a circus. After a while, it gets sticky, smells of smoky oil and never ever can be completely cleaned unless you disassemble all the parts.
8. Deep Fryer
9. Salad Spinner
10. Fondue Set
A must-have in the 70s and 80s, the fondue set has tried time and again to make a comeback. The latest version is guised as a chocolate fondue set. What’s the difference? Same mess, same intensive clean-up afterwards and it gets used once every two years. Or that’s what you promised yourself! Most say never again.